on tour...
April - June 2003
Image: CD cover - Tabaluga viatja buscant el seny
April 4 Spain. The children's CD Tabaluga viatja buscant el seny narrated by José Carreras with songs by Chris Juanico goes on sale. Proceeds from the record will benefit the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation and the Peter Maffay Foundation for abused children.
Image: Carreras & Llach at CD launch
April 11 Spain. Junts - En directe, the live recording of the December 29, 2002 concert with Lluís Llach at the Palau Sant Jordi goes on sale. The photo (right) shows Carreras and Llach at the April 8, 2003 news conference announcing the release.
Image: Carreras presenting the awards to the winners of the Concorso Voci Verdiane
April 10-14 Busseto, Italy. This is Carreras's first year as the President of the Jury for the Concorso Voci Verdiane.  On April 12, he was the guest of honour at a reception given by the Amici di Verdi. The photo (right) shows Carreras at the awards ceremony in the Teatro Verdi di Busseto on April 14th.
Image: Jose Carreras, Vienna April 25, 2003
April 25 Vienna, Austria.  Concert in the Wiener Konzerthaus with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Ensemble Wien. 
(Photo of Carreras in performance at the concert courtesy of  Zsuzsa Simon)
Image: Jose Carreras (Diario de Sevilla)
April 27 Seville, Spain. Recital in the Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla
(Photo from El Diario de Sevilla)
Image: Carreras at the pre-concert press conference in Culiacan
May 12 Culiacán, Mexico. Benefit concert in the Teatro Pablo de Villavicencio with soprano Ana María González. The photo (right) was taken at the pre-concert press conference in Culiacán. Further concerts in the Mexico tour took place on
May 15
in Tepic and May 18 in Querétaro.
(Photo from Noroeste)
Image: Carreras at the race departure in Bescia, 22 May 2003
May 22-24 Participates in the Mille Miglia vintage car race in Italy as co-driver of  a 1955 Mercedes 300 SL. The photo (right) shows Carreras at the race departure in Brescia.
(Photo from
Pre-concert press conference, Bilbao May 27, 2003.
May 27 Bilbao, Spain. Recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in the Palacio Euskalduna. Carreras's last appearance in Bilbao was on the Bilbao opera stage in 1977. The photo (right) was taken at the pre-concert press conference.
(Photo by Bernardo Corral for El Correo)
June 7 Bratislava (Istropolis), Slovak Republic. Concert with soprano Eva Garajová, pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano. (Photo by TASR)

June 10 Hampton Court Festival, UK. Concert on the Festival's opening night with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Giménez.
(Photo by Nigel Howard for the Evening Standard)
June 13 Bermuda. Concert with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in the Mid Ocean amphitheatre, at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. The photo (right) shows Carreras during an encore at the concert. (Photo by David Skinner for the Bermuda Royal Gazette)
June 17 Belgrade, Serbia. Gala concert with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, David Gimenez conducting in Belgrade's Sava Convention Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of world aviation. Proceeds of the concert benefitted the Belgrade Oncology Clinic.
(Belgrade concert photo from Nin magazine)
June 23 Zaragoza, Spain. Recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj. In the photo (right) Carreras meets a young leukaemia patient during the interval. In a press conference earlier in the day, Alberto Larraz, the Councillor for Health and Social Services in Aragon and Carreras presented an accord between the government of Aragon and the Fundación Josep Carreras for the coordination and promotion of bone marrow donation in the region.
(Photo by Eduardo Bayona)
June 27 Paris, France. Charity concert for the Fondation Théodora and the José Carreras  International Leukaemia Foundation.
(Photo of Carreras at the concert courtesy of Michelle Joly)
The 'ON TOUR' pages  provide a brief sketch of José Carreras' activities during a given time period. To view the pages for other time periods, see the ON TOUR INDEX


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